Knowledge Base

Requesting Bb LEARN Course Shells

Blackboard LEARN course shells are 100% empty when they are created. At LeBow, there are several templates which can be added to a course shell to give instructors a more user-friendly space to add content such as the syllabus, assignments, and lecture slides.

Drexel IRT typically creates course shells around Week 5 of the previous term. Every course and independent study is given its own space in Bb LEARN. The image below shows what a newly created course looks like. Notice this course is totally blank and has a blue sidebar. Requesting a LeBow course starter template can add a basic structure to your course and provide designated areas where you can post your standard content.

Screen capture of blank course shell

Other Course Setup Options

If you have previously taught a section of a course in Bb LEARN, you have the option of reusing that structure in your upcoming term. This is known as performing a “course copy.”

Instructors who would like to use a pre-made template or have a previous course copied into a future course shell should contact LeBow InTech by filling out the form at the following link:

It is important to use this form as it helps the LeBow InTech team identify exactly what is needed for your course. A thoughtfully completed form will ensure that your course is prepared to your specifications, which will prevent you from having to do extra work in the first weeks of the term.